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In the Eye

If you were to kill me now right here
I would still look you in the eye
And I would burn myself into your memory
as long as you were still alive
I would live inside of you
I'd make you wear me like a scar
And I would burn myself
into your memory
and run through everything you are

I would not run, I would not turn
I would not hide
In the eye

If you were to kill me now right here
I would still look you in the eye
And I would burn myself
into your memory
as long as you were still alive

I would not run, I would not turn,
I would not hide
In the eye
Look me in the eye

single cover
Splitsingle Release :
1987
Lyrics : Suzanne Vega
Copyright : © 1987 AGF Music Ltd. & Waifersongs Ltd. (ASCAP)
Album : Solitude Standing

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Notes:

"When I write a song like "In the Eye," I do hope that I'm writing it from the deepest place inside of me and so therefore it will correspond to someone else's. It disturbed me at first that I never wrote in that song, "I would fight you back, or pick up a stick and hit you with it'--which I might, in real life--but it just seems to me that if you make someone acknowledge that you're a person, and not a chair or a piece of wood or an object in the environment to be moved around, then it may get all the much harder for them to do whatever it is that they're doing to you, whether it's killing you, abusing you, or whatever." The Cutting Edge of Folk from Bullet In Flight, originally published in Clockwatch Review Volume 4, No. 2, 7-14-87/8-9-87 by Ronald J. Rindo and James Plath http://www.suzannevega.com/about/1987/clockwatch.htm